Legislation At A Glance
The AVMA supports passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510). In addition to giving the Health and Human
Lawmakers seek expansion of animal welfare regulations
A New York Times story exposing alleged abuses at an agricultural research facility has prompted legislation to expand federal animal
Overtime pay regulations: What’s next?
Update: The U.S. Department of Labor on December 2 appealed Judge Mazzant's decision to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans. With…
AVMA's Legislative Scoring System
AVMA prioritizes how it will address bills or regulations when they are posed in Congress.
Report summarizes new state laws and regulations in 2007
State governments adopted or considered a variety of measures during 2007 in areas that affect veterinarians—such as animal
Drugs, regulation in horse racing discussed on Capitol Hill
Once again, Congress is eyeing implementing reforms in North American horse racing, but, this time, it’s looking to an outside
AVMA opposes prescription mandate legislation
Veterinary prescription mandates are bad for veterinarians, and bad for our patients. This legislation interferes in the veterinarian-client-patient…
Upcoming legislative activity to center on education
With 88 percent of veterinary students borrowing from federal student loan programs, according to the 2016 AVMA & AAVMC Report on the Market for…
AVMA continues opposition to pet prescription legislation
The AVMA has renewed its opposition to federal legislation that would require a veterinarian to provide a client with a written prescription
Legislation may increase oversight of compounders
Legislation signed in November 2013 will give federal authorities more scrutiny over some compounding pharmacies, which will be able to
Task force to develop proposal for compounding legislation
A new AVMA task force will develop a proposal for federal legislation to address issues related to veterinary compounding
State VMA tool kit for legislative advocacy
compilation of resources designed to provide executive directors of VMAs with a quick, step-by-step guide on how to plan a legislative effort
AVMA continues support for MUMS, other legislative priorities
The AVMA has directed the Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C., to continue pressing for passage of several bills pending in Congress
Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
This legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the distribution and labeling related to bioengineered foods.
AVMA: Mandatory spay/neuter a bad idea
The Animal Welfare Committee recommended the changes to the policy, which reads, in part, as follows: The AVMA does not support regulations or…
Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
This legislation amends the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on pharmaceutical issues.
Veterinary lawmakers a rare breed
The personal and professional lives of veterinarians are affected by legislation and regulation every day, from when they write a prescription to when…
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine in appropriations issues.
The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on food-related issues.
Conservation and Environmental Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to environmental and conservation issues.
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on research-related issues.
Veterinarians exempt from Red Flags Rule
"We're extremely grateful that Capitol Hill understands that these costly regulations are inappropriate for small
FDA will be able to seize unsafe drugs
Federal employees will be able to seize and hold adulterated or misbranded pharmaceuticals once pending regulations are enacted, the